Trials & Litigation

Lawyer who sued Apple last year over porn addiction now wants to marry his computer

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Last year, a Tennessee lawyer made headlines when he filed a product liability suit contending that Apple Inc. was responsible for the pornography addiction that he says resulted when he mistyped a Web address into a MacBook Pro laptop.

Now Chris Sevier is taking a different tack in federal litigation in Florida. In a motion to intervene in a high-profile case seeking a court order that the state must recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, he has asked for court permission to appear on behalf of “other minority sexual orientation groups.”

His argument: If same-sex couples have the right to marry, Sevier should be permitted to wed his “preferred sexual object,” which he describes as a “porn-filled Apple computer,” reports the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.

A federal judge found the argument unpersuasive and nixed the intervention request. “Perhaps the motion is satirical. Or perhaps it is only removed from reality,” wrote Judge Robert Hinkle in an April 24 ruling. “Either way, the motion has no place in this lawsuit.”

Sevier’s bar status in Tennessee was transferred to disability inactive status in 2011.

He did not respond to a request for comment by the New York Daily News.

Hat tip: Orlando Sentinel.

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